Classic Challenge 2017

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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by White Exec » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:54 pm

The photo above (elbow on roof) says it all, Matthew. Sheer satisfaction!
No better way to have travelled.
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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by russ92xmsed » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:21 pm

That's great news that the car went so well. Glad you had a good time, it looked like a fun challenge.
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Classic Challenge 2017

Post by sdelasal » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Hello, just to say that a great time was had completing the Challenge event with Matthew. The car was a pleasure to drive and totally reliable and was a credit to matthews' work. The initial three nights were memorable for being too too wet for camping in a £20 single skin pop up tent :-), but we all managed. Thereafter, it was sun and some great drives. Navigation kept us on our toes too! Good company, and it was good to meet folks from the bx forum as well as Paul in his black XM. Finally, a big thanks to Phil Chidlow for organising the event. Steve

p.s I still fancy a nice diesel manual with a straight body :-)

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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by MTXM » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:58 am

Thanks for your comments chaps and I was very grateful to Steve for accompanying me on the trip and sharing the experience, including the driving and costs. There were a few stressful moments of course when the satnav misbehaved and fuel ran low, but on the whole we muddled along well. The company was so friendly with our shared enthusiasm for the marque and we enjoyed the companionship of our BX Club friends and other models. As always Phil Chidlow did a really brilliant job with organising the route etc. and got the balance just right by providing enough structure but also freedom to go elsewhere if desired. Regard, Matthew T.
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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by MTXM » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:37 pm

Just to confirm that our XM count during around 2,000 miles of driving across between Calais and Cannes including several larger conurbations was around ten cars, which would indicate even in France the model is now quite rare. Perhaps more significantly only four S1 were seen, of which three were in museums while the other did not appear in regular use! I now attach further photos with notes including from our two museum visits and would welcome any comments. Regards, Matthew T.
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1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by MTXM » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:51 pm

And a few more!
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1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by Dieselman » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:48 pm

A carb XM would be a pain to drive due to being rather gutless.
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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by russ92xmsed » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:23 pm

Museum ones look good. Quite familiar infact!

The carb one is an interesting beast. The huge space where the hydractive and engine ECUs should be is strange to see. Good spot for oil and LHM bottles!
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1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by MTXM » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:35 pm

At least the 2.0 was a manual Will and the two carb BX on the Challenge seemed to go quite well! The V6 was a matching pair to the car we took Russ, although the 2.0 is sable rather than champagne ! Both the Castellane Museum cars were quite tidy, except the 2.0 was a bit 'wrong' with the later wheel trims and bumper. The inclusion of the two XM in the display towards the back of the hall also seemed slightly 'token' and the V6 was without a title or notes. I agree that the missing ecus do look a bit odd! Regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Classic Challenge 2017

Post by Dieselman » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:08 pm

Sable is a lovely colour, i'd have it in a flash...even with S2 wheeltrims fitted.
1992 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
1992 2.1SD M.RP 5685 in ENT Blue Sideral
Previous:
1990 2.1SD M.RP 5049 in EJV Mandarin
1992 2.1SD A.RP 5698 in EJV Mandarin
1994 2.1SD A.RP 6218 in ERT Triton Green
1991 2.0SI M.RP 5187 in EWT White

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